PDA coalition resolves to support integration of Naga inhabited areas

DIMAPUR, AUG 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/11/2018 11:35:49 AM IST

People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition government has resolved to support the integration of all contiguous Naga inhabited areas, as desired by the Nagas, an issue that had been adopted as resolution on four occasions by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly. 

The resolution, signed by chief minister, Neiphiu Rio (NDPP); deputy CM, Y. Patton (BJP), minister Kaito Aye (JD-U); minister Tongpang Ozukum (Ind) and advisor Imnatiba (NPP), was adopted at a joint meeting of elected members of the PDA government and members of the PDA coordination committee held at the State Banquet Hall, Kohima on August 11, 2018.

The PDA, comprising of NDPP, BJP, JD (U), NPP and an Independent MLA, reiterated that it has been consistently supporting “this legitimate and democratic right of the people”.

On this, PDA has appealed to neighbouring States to appreciate the history and democratic rights of the Nagas with a spirit of mutual respect so as to live as good neighbours and under an environment of harmonious coexistence and brotherhood.” The PDA coalition has also resolved to continue playing the role of an “active facilitator” in the ongoing political negotiations between the government of India and the Naga national political groups. 

PDA has also appealed to the negotiating parties, especially the government of India, to expedite the peace process in response to the “voice of the people” for an early solution that was honourable and acceptable to the people. 

Reaffirming its commitment to pave way for an alternative arrangement that could arise after a political agreement, PDA also urged all sections of Naga society “to come together” in order to strengthen the peace process and create an environment congenial for successful conclusion of the ongoing negotiations.

On the current calamity that has devastated several districts in Nagaland, PDA expressed deep condolences to the families who lost their loved ones . PDA also extended its concern to those who have been displaced and those facing difficulties in different parts of the state.

PDA government resolved to express appreciation of the government of India and the central agencies for positive response and timely interventions during natural calamities.

It further acknowledged the efforts of the government machineries including the administration, police, paramilitary forces, the disaster management agencies for the tireless efforts in combating the calamities and for extending all possible assistance those affected.

PDA also extended appreciation to all sections of society, who have volunteered to extend assistance and support to the efforts of relief and rehabilitation. 

It also appreciated the contribution of one month’s salary by PDA legislators and party functionaries, donations from government employees and individuals, towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “This gesture sends out the right message that the larger Naga family is together, in support of the suffering citizens, in action and indeed,” PDA noted.


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